Data Protection Officers
Promote a culture of data protection
As a data protection officer (DPO), you are the steward of the data privacy strategy and data protection implementation in your organization. This leadership role is mandated for GDPR compliance for specified categories of companies. Your responsibilities range from educating the company about compliance to conducting regular compliance audits and impact assessments.
How Alation Helps DPOs
ESTABLISH AND PUBLISH DATA PROTECTION POLICIES
IMPLEMENT DISCOVERY AND CLASSIFICATION OF SENSITIVE DATA
DRIVE A COMPLIANCE-AWARE DATA CULTURE
MAINTAIN A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF DATA PROCESSING
Protect critical data to achieve compliance
Establish data protection policies and publish documentation
Employees are your first line of defense. Educating them on how best to handle data is a critical first step in avoiding data breaches and other security issues. With Alation, you can establish and document all policies related to data protection in a single location using Alation’s Policy Center. You can also build and publish data protection documentation related to GDPR, CCPA, and other regulations using Alation Articles.
Implement discovery and classification of sensitive data
Do you know where all your sensitive data lives? Alation allows you to automatically catalog all your enterprise data assets with searchable metadata, helping you understand where confidential data is stored and take measures to protect it. With Alation, you can implement personal data discovery, classification, and tagging across all enterprise data sources.
Drive compliance-aware data culture
Policies are a key instrument of compliance, but they are of little use when tucked away in offline documents or once-a-year training programs. To create a compliance-aware data culture, you must surface policies at the point of data consumption. Alation enables your users to see policies in their daily workflow – right as they are working with the data.
Maintain a comprehensive view of data processing
Understanding who is using your data and how can be a challenge for any organization. With Alation’s data lineage capabilities, you get a bird’s eye view of changes across your data environment. You can also see the downstream impact of data quality problems, giving you a way to proactively address these issues before bad data gets incorporated into compliance in-scope reports or analytics.
Read how Alation is helping with Data Protection
"We identify critically sensitive data in Alation and the associated regulatory applications, e.g., HIPAA, CCPA, GDPR, etc."
Director of Enterprise Data Enablement & Governance, CNA
"We want to use Alation for our privacy and security, like for classification and retention of data."
Data Governance Manager, Ancestry
"Through Alation, we can tag at both table and column levels to identify GDPR related data objects."
Staff Data Governance Engineer, LogMeIn